Undercover videos, released this week by conservative activist group Project Veritas, show Democratic operatives conspiring to incite violence at Trump rallies — and may be enough to warrant a federal investigation.
Hillary Clinton has already faced one FBI investigation for her use of a private server to transmit and store emails while she was secretary of state, and now her campaign could face a second one into the Democrats’ long tradition of violent agitation.
“There is sufficient factual predicate to open an investigation” into the Democratic National Committee and Clinton campaign’s involvement in the conspiracies described in the videos, Brady Toensing, a white-collar criminal defense attorney, told LifeZette.
“The potential crimes admitted to on the tapes are numerous,” Toensing said. “There are civil rights violations and the crime of inciting a riot. But all you need is one, and then a conspiracy to commit any of these crimes is itself a federal felony, which on its own comes with up to five years in prison,” he added. “There are also numerous potential state law violations and civil causes of action.”
In one of the videos, Democratic consultant and Field Director for Americans United for Change Scott Foval admitted to paying people to incite violence at Trump events. “The bird-dogging. The aggressive bird-dogging. What I call it is ‘conflict engagement,’” Foval said.